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Old 07-18-2009, 06:46 AM
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Thought I would post links to some of my favorite astronomy sites (some may even prove usefull to others) in no particular order:

Phil Harrington's Binocular Universe (used to be an article in Astronomy Magazine)
http://www.cloudynights.com/category...ategory_id=182

Clear Sky Chart (Gives weathe/sky conditions)
http://cleardarksky.com//csk/index.html#chart_list

Astronomical League Observing Clubs (has many good observing checklists)
http://www.astroleague.org/observing.html

Excellent article on Collimation:
http://www.adur-astronomical.com/col...on%20guide.htm

Sunrise/Sunset/Lunar Phase/Twilight information:
http://www.sunrisesunset.com/custom_srss_calendar.asp

Satelite, Space Station, Irridium Flares
http://www.heavens-above.com/

Excellent observing log sheet:
http://www.astromax.org/pdf/a4-sketch.PDF

This site is interesting, has lots of good information, kind of a pain to navigate (takes me forever to find what I was looking for):
http://astro-tom.com/

Anyway thought some might find these pages usefull.
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Thank you for the helpful links, Keith.
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HI Keith,

GREAT IDEA!!

I'll add a few of mine on, and hopefully others will also. Soon we'll have a superb database for new members (and old!) to access.

Stellarium - Superb (and FREE) Celestial program

Charles Messier's Original Catalog of 1771

Star Catalogs and Star Databases

Messier Objects by Constellation

Milky Way Globular Clusters

Open Clusters (yeah, I like clusters..)

Stellar Spectral Types

Telrad Charts of Messier Objects

American Association of Amateur Astronomers

The "All Splendor - No Fuzzies" observing list

http://weather.unisys.com/satellite/sat_vis_nw.html

I have many, many more, but these are the ones I use most of all.
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Thanks Mike, That Telrad link is great. Just added that to my favorites. Forgot about Stellarium (kind of take it for granted). Here is another one I forgot: Cartes du Ciel: http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/
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Couple from me

http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Astronom...Manufacturers/

http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/catalog....e5450cb0115e68

http://legault.club.fr/collim.html

http://deepskystacker.free.fr/english/technical.htm
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Heres a link to Sky and Telescope "Find a Club" search: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/community/organizations
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These free charts are incredibly accurate and useful. Click on Downloadable Observing Guides.
http://www.faintfuzzies.com/


The glob chart is a must have and incredibly accurate. I dig globs a lot also.
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Some from my list. Apologies if any double over

Here's a "must have" download, and a great aid to navigating the night sky, and its free:-

http://www.stellarium.org/
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Here is a site with some really easy to follow descriptions of Telescope types and their uses, plus a lot of plain language descriptions of Astro Stuff. Look to the index on the left for the tutorials:-

http://www.astronomyhints.com/index.html
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Some great tips and tricks for maintaining your scope and mount, and making basic improvements at minimum cost, plus some sound advice on your first scope etc:-

http://www.astronomyboy.com/start/
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And another similar site to Astronomy Boy:-

http://www.andysshotglass.com/
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How Telescopes work, plus lots more general info about mounts, EP's Filters etc:-

http://science.howstuffworks.com/telescope.htm
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Here are some links to various Telrad charts

http://www.atmob.org/library/member/skymaps_jsmall.html

http://www.utahskies.org/deepsky/mes...dFrameSet.html

http://www.solarius.net/Pages/Articl...essier_finders

http://www.saguaroastro.org/content/...0BestOfNGC.htm
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Thank's Members, great! I love this thread very informative .
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Hey some interesting links there, how do we get them added to the Astronomy Links under "quick Links".

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